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The Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 update is available now. Power Pack 2 provides a range of improvements. These include the following:
How to obtain this updateWindows Home Server Power Pack 2 is now available through Windows Update. The update will be automatically downloaded to your Windows Home Server computer through Windows Update if the Automatic Updates feature is enabled on your home server. Or, you can click Update Now on the Settings tab of the Windows Home Server Console.
How to obtain the release documentation for Windows Home Server Power Pack 2The release documentation for Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 contains new information to help you set up and run Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.
To obtain the English version of the release documentation, visit the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=84725To obtain non-English versions of the release documentation, select the appropriate language on this Web site.
PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must have Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 installed. If you have a beta version or a release candidate version of Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 installed, you must uninstall these preliminary versions before you install this final version of Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update replaces the updates that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950193/ )Some files may be unrecoverable when a hard drive is removed incorrectly or when a hard drive experiences a physical failure on a home server that is running Windows Home Server Power Pack 1
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957825/ )Description of the Windows Home Server Update, November 2008
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958926/ )Update for Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 released January 27, 2009
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961030/ )An update for Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 was released February 24, 2009
For more information about Windows Home Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspxFor more information about Windows Home Server Power Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
944289For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944289/ )Description of the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates